Geographically, Azat is the river belongs to Armenia and is a left tributary of the Araks river. The source of the river in the south-western slope of the ridge Geghama. The total channel length 55 km. The bottom of the river throughout the stony. The waters of the river locals use for irrigation. In the middle reaches of Azat reservoir there.
Among the attractions located on the bank of the river, stands out: Monastery Gegard (upper reaches) and Garni temple (right bank). At the beginning of this century, the river was included in the UNESCO list of protected objects.